September 07, 2011 12:27 ET

Donnelly Joins USCIB as Vice President of Investment and Financial Services

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - Shaun Donnelly, a career diplomat who has held several senior executive branch posts, has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a pro-trade group representing America's top global companies, as vice president for investment and financial services.

"Shaun Donnelly comes to USCIB at a critical time for investment policy around the world," said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. "America's future prosperity depends on opening up new markets for investment, trade and technological know-how. Shaun's wealth of experience at the State Department, USTR and in the Washington business community, and his top-notch reputation in commercial diplomacy, will ensure that USCIB continues to play a leadership role in crafting sensible policies that ensure fair competition and a level playing field, both at home and around the world."

Founded in 1945, USCIB works to advance U.S. industry positions globally through a unique network of overseas business groups and official standing in a number of intergovernmental bodies, including the OECD and the International Labor Organization. It has been at the forefront of efforts to foster investment-friendly policies in the United States and other countries, and its policy advocacy activities touch on many aspects of multinational business practice and regulation.

Mr. Donnelly will work out of USCIB's Washington, D.C. office, reporting to Senior Vice President Rob Mulligan. He brings to USCIB over 30 years' experience with the U.S. Department of State in a wide range of roles including: principal deputy assistant secretary for economic and business affairs; U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka; and a detail as assistant U.S. trade representative for Europe and the Middle East. He holds a master's degree from Northwestern University and a B.A. from Lawrence University.

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation. Its members include top U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at

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